Cincinnati quartet Spoils come from a music scene that presented us with some intriguing artists in the ’90s like Afgan Whigs and Ass Poneys, bands that were labeled as grunge post-grunge at the time.
Yet, Spoils is a relative newcomer, only forming in 2021, who may share only one key element with their above-mentioned Cincinnati predecessors: a strong knack for a good, strong, and often left-field melody line that presents their music as a quite well-thought-out concept that takes inspiration from a multitude of sources and turning them into something quite individual.
That individuality line is quite evident through Nothing for a Man, their second 5-song EP, which is filled with subdued but sophisticated melody lines and some assured vocals and playing, lead by the band’s main songwriter and vocalist Nina Payiatis. Actually, Nothing for a Man, is a record that exposes the songs’ nuances through repeated playing, assuring that its values will remain even when Spoils comes up with something new.
Spoils – ‘Nothing for a Man’ EP Review
On their latest EP, 'Nothing for a Man,' Cincinnati's Spoils come u with more not so easily defined angular pop.